There are hundreds of people throughout the United States, both men and women, who have made the bold claim that they are Navy SEALs, when in fact they are not. There are many reasons why people make such claims. Many individuals will claim to be a Navy SEAL in order to gain attention or to receive special perks at bars or other places of business. Many of them will make these claims in order to acquire a job.
The truth of the matter is that there is a very simple way that you can determine if a person who claims to be a Navy SEAL is a Navy SEAL or ever was. All you need is their full name. With a resource like: http://www.pownetwork.org you can quickly determine if a person is a real Navy SEAL or is an imposter.
Claiming to be a Navy SEAL when you are not one is very disrespectful. It is disrespectful to those who are Navy SEALs, to those you claim to be a Navy SEAL to, and to your Country. If you know someone who is claiming to be a Navy SEAL but have been proven to be false, you should report them to a non-profit agency like the one listed above.
Some people who have discovered a friend had been telling them lies about being a Navy SEAL have taken matters into their hands and have started to out their lies. As you can see in the case of one Todd Baker from Ohio. Todd Baker was outed by his best friends, family, and the POW Network as having never served as a Navy SEAL. You can read the complete story of deceit and lies here.